Chaenomeles hybrids. FLOWERING QUINCE. Eastern Asia
An upright shrub, flowering quince is among the earliest
campus woody plants to bloom each year
ROSACEAE (Rose family)
Illustrations (links open new windows): habit (1/11/05)Additions/Revisions: Planted in parking strip for several blocks of Mayfield Ave., south of Campus Drive.
Name derivation, genus | species Greek chainein to split and malea, apple, the fruit was supposed by Thunberg to split into five valves. Carl Thunberg, Flora Japonica (1784). Three spp. of C. from China and Japan: C. speciosa (showy) arrived in Britain in 1784; japonica in 1869; and lastly cathayensis. Originally placed in the genus Pyrus, and often included in Cydonia, its serrate or crenate chartaceous leaves and connate styles distinguish it from Cydonia oblonga. Ref: Bailey, Standard Cycl. of Hort. (1925)Related material: